Chemistry Lab Safety Video - Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Style

Are those shoes you're wearing lab safe? What do you do when you splash acid in your eye? Georgia Tech's School of Chemistry and Biochemistry has developed this video, in the choose-your-own-adventure style to help you learn how to get through the lab in one piece. Click your answer (sorry, doesn't work on mobiles) when the time comes and see if you're right.

New Prof Amit Reddi is a Metal Maniac

Amit Reddi is a new assistant professor in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry with a specialty in bio-inorganic chemistry. We sat down with Reddi to find out more about him and his work.

Grad Student Troy Alexander Makes Discovery in Amazon, Stumps Scientists

Georgia Tech Chemistry and Biochemistry grad student Troy Alexander found a hitherto unexplained web-tower-thing growing in the Amazon. Scientists are stumped as to what it is. See the story in Wired.

Grad Students and the Quest for the Origins of Life

Want to learn how life began? You can do that. Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate student Eric Parker tells how.

Seminars & Events

Prof. Eric Betzig - Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Peter B. Sherry Memorial Lecture - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 4:00pm - MoSE G011
Prof. Eric Betzig - Janelia Farm Research Campus, HHMI
Special Seminar - Friday, April 25, 2014 - 11:00am - MoSE 3201A
Prof. Amy Medlock - University of Georgia
Biochemistry Division Seminar - Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 11:00am - MoSE 3201A
Prof. W. David Wei - University of Florida
Physical Division Seminar - Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 4:00pm - MoSE 3201A

Featured Research

Article Title
Research Authors
Thomas J. Robilotto, John Bacsa, Thomas G. Gray and Joseph P. Sadighi.
Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2012), Vol. 51, 12077–12080
Miscellaneous Details
National Science Foundation

A triangular [L3Au3]+ ion, bearing N-heterocyclic carbene ligands (L), is crystallographically characterized (see structure; Au yellow, C gray, N blue). Density functional theory suggests full valence delocalization among the gold atoms, with the HOMO composed largely of gold 6s orbitals and the LUMO comprising a degenerate pair. This orbital picture is analogous to that of [H3]+.

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